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organizations are making it more widely accepted. getting restaurants on board are going a long way with that. there are few compost facilities in the region. the metropolitan washington council of government has a board making ways to make it easier for homeowners and businesses in the future. >> that was melanie alnwick reporting. the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter now with the news edge at 11:00. >> the fox 5 storm force busy tonight. most of our area remains under a tornado watch, courtesy of that line of severe storms. bringing us the threat of damaging storms and gusting winds, new information continues to come into our storm team, and sue palka is keeping a close eye on it as always. sue. >> we're still in watch mode. nothing popping into our area just now. let's take you to true view. we see the leading edge getting in closer but nothing strong or severe yet. we still do have great potential for this to get a little bit
stronger as we go through the overnight hours because it's still very harm and humid and we know there's going to be a lot of wind coming with these storms especially as they get on the other side of the mountains. i wanted to show you the extent of the tornado watches all the way through maryland, through virginia, the carolinas and georgia, everybody watching and waiting, and the tornado watch in our area will go until 3:00 in the morning. right now, it doesn't include baltimore, annapolis or saint mary's city but we expect gusty winds between 2:00 and 6:00. brian? thank you, sue. a professor at american university found murdered in her bethesda home. we told you earlier that sue marcum was beaten to death and there was evidence of a break-in. wisdom martin joins us live with more. >> we have learned he has a long wrap sheet and may have walked away from a facility run by the dc department of youth
rehabilitation services. that agency handles young offenders in the district. detectives are trying to figure out if he is the killer. >> she did care about this place and cared about the students. i had her as a student and was able to observe her as a staff member as well. she had unbelievable love for this police? american university, we see our environment as a family environment, and sue was really a big part of that. >> reporter: sue marcum is being remembered on campus. a condolens book is allowing staff and students a chance to put words to their feelings. the professor's bethesda home still lit up, police tape surrounding it, and now it's becoming more clear what happened inside monday. law enforcement sources say there's evidence of a break-in, a violent struggle and a brutal beating. the 52-year-old died of blunt force trauma according to sources. now detectives are questioning a teenager in connection with the murder. police say officers caught
18-year-old de'andro hamblin of dc driving the car that belonged to marcum. they tried to stop him and he took off until he crashed near the north street tunnel in northwest. the jeep passed a license plate recognition censor and the censor transmitted a message back to the police that the stolen jeep was in the area. that is when officers zeroed in. imagine being parents or anyone for that matter living right next to the professor's house in bethesda and hearing tonight's new developments, police say this crime may be a random burglary gone bad. we sad down tonight with the browns. >> hearing how sue died, how is that sitting with you as a neighbor and a parent? >> well, it's absolutely frightening. i mean, we all make an effort in this neighborhood to stay safe. even though we make an effort, we almost take it for granted that this is a safe neighborhood, so to hear that
that's happened is deeply unsettling. >> we hope living on a busy street that that in itself provides some protection, and that's what's shocking about what happened to sue. >> as if it wasn't already bad enough, does this escalate it even more for you? >> well, it causes a lot of concern, but it sounds to me like the person was surprised having broken in. >> it makes the crime that much more random, i suppose. >> the 18-year-old in custody is facing charges for driving a stolen car and fleeing police at this point, but brian, that could change. >> will thomas live in the news room. another big story on the news edge. the hunt is on for the gun man who shot at two military buildings in virginia. shootings at the marine corps museum and the pentagon are now linked, the fbi says, and investigators want to know if another shooting at a marine recruitment center is connected. bob barnard is live working the very latest, bob.
>> reporter: the fbi is heading up this investigation took over from the fairfax county police, after they realized what they were dealing with. they're about to take away the shattered remains of this front window that was shot out they believe between 8:30 last night and 8:30 this morning. we've got videotape we can show you from earlier, a little upclose look at the scene here. fbi sources tell me they have been able to recover some bullet fragment from inside the marine corps recruiting center and the nail salon next door which also had a window shot at, and they will then take those bullet fragments and compare them to the two other shootings to see if there is perhaps a match. the shooting here was discovered by a marine recruiter coming here to pick up a marine. this office had been under renovation, no one was here, and they believe it happened before 8:30, nobody in the nail salon either. fairfax county police recruits were out searching parking lots in this area, looking for evidence, shell casings, we don't know if they found any.
investigators are also looking to see if any surveillance camera imagery in this area picked up what happened here sometime, again, between 8:30 last night and 8:30 this morning. of course, this is causing alarm, ask also the fbi taking over this case because of what happened in the past two -- nine days. two shootings at other military installations. it was a week ago sunday that the museum of the marine corps was shot at. the side of the building that faces interstate 95, at least 10 shots, they believe, and that was followed last tuesday, a week ago today, two days after that first shooting, 5 to 7 shots fired at the pentagon. at the time, they told us they believed it was from a high-powered rifle. those two shootings, brian, are now linked, and the fbi is looking to see if this third one can be tied to the same shooter. >> so bob, a high-powered rifle used in those two other shootings. bullet fragments can be recovered. can they tell by the pattern of the gun shot if there was a
high-powered rifle used in this case. >> reporter: not necessarily. perhaps the fragments will tell them. but brian, there is a lowe's home improvement store across the street. they had quite a few recruits looking for casings. it leads you to believe there was perhaps a distance from the shooter and the building. expect delays on the rails tomorrow. >> we are told trains will be delayed on the brunswick line tomorrow morning. a body was found on the tracks in north bethesda tonight. no word yet on exactly what happened here, but police activity delayed service tonight and the delays will carry over into the morning. passengers are being asked to go to the website for information on this and we have put a link on myfoxdc.com. chandry levy's father, robert, took the stand today in the murder trial. robert levy testified about his frantic efforts to find his daughter when she went missing
nine years old. he initially thought she had an affair with gary condit and thought he had something to do with his murder, but he believes it was the current suspect. the girl with the hick ups, the her lawyer claims she has touret's syndrome that caused the hicups. police say she lured a florida man to a meeting where he was robbed and shot to death. as you know, a metro stop isn't cheep and homeowners here aren't ready the bill. how could that impact the entire area, we'll tell you coming up next. check out the other stories. news edge at 11:00 is just getting started. >> this is fox 5's news edge at 11:00.
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>> the city of alexanderia is getting close to deciding the prosecute opposed railroad site. should nearby homes be subject to a special extra real estate tax is the question. fox 5's john henrehan has the news edge on the controversy. >> reporter: as you can see, the tracks for metro's blue and yellow lines run alongside a new alexanderia neighborhood called potomac greens. on the other side is a mostly undeveloped railroad yard. here, officials envision a construction of what amounts to a new city, office, retail and residential. adding a metro stop will cost $250 million. the developer is willing to spring for $50 million and the new office retail and high rise residential buildings planned here will be part of a special
tax district, and the plan was for the recently completed potomac greens neighborhood to also be part of the real estate tax district. the tax increase would be significant. >> our tax would go up 1500 to 2,000 a year. >> per household. >> per household. >> city officials decided an older development called old town greens would not be subject to the special real estate tax for the metro stop. so this block, special tax district. this block, no special tax district. potomac green's residents believe if there has to be a tax for a new metro stop, everyone in alexandria should pay for it. >> everybody would benefit, not just us. >> when potomac greens residents bought their homes, they were told a, they might be subject it a new special tax district and b, they would get a pedestrian bridge to the metro stop. if a doesn't happen, b might not happen. >> we are looking at scaling back the project.
if they're not going to be in it, that creates a financial hole, about a $25 million financial hole over time that we need to somehow fill that hole. >> the choice for the nearby neighborhood may be pay higher real estate taxes forever or do without the pedestrian bridge to the new metro stop. officials will hold hearings and probably take a vote on the details of the potomac yard stop before the end of the year. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> coming up next, a political rally turned nasty. a volunteer stepping on the head of an activist. got details of what went down here. did you see zombies walking around dc this morning? find out why this stunt didn't go exactly as planned, next. s
>> this is the kentucky gubernatorial debate last night. the supporter stomping on the woman's head, she was a member of the women's organization, move on.org. she was allegedly mocking the gop candidate and that's when things went violent. sad news for the state of virginia. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top
5. >> we're starting off with news about your pay raise. don't expect one if you work for the state of virginia this year or next year. governor bob mcdonald says the economy is slow and revenue is weak but they may receive a 3% bonus. smoking in middle age increase the risk of alzheimer's and other dementia later in life. participants who smoked two packs a day increased their chance for alzheimer's by 157%. consumer reports magazine says those auto maker still says they make the most problem-free cars and trucks. ford and gm are moving in fast and jeep, dodge and chrysler are poor. potential fuel pump problems is forcing the auto maker to recall 335 i, roadsters and x5
suvs, and you can find more details on the specific models affected by going to myfoxdc.com. number 1 tonight, you might notice a little extra room on the metro bus. data shows 10 million fewer people hopped on during the last fiscal year. the riders have dropped 9% in july and august of this year. this summer's fare increase may be to blame for that. brian, that's a look at tonight's fox 5 top 5. shawn did you see this, the living dead invading dc this morning, but it appears zombies are no match for the us park police. a group dressed as the undead staggered around city streets all for a promotion of a tv show. it didn't go as planned. the zombies were supposed to invade the lincoln memorial. when they got there, park police kicked them off the grounds. turns out zombies didn't have a permit. should have showed up with a tripod or a camera.
>> we've got quite a round of storms coming this way. we'll see how it plays out. >> that is our dilemma tonight, how is this thing going to play out. all we can do brian is tell our viewers that the potential is there for some of these storms to be strong. maybe we'll dodge a bullet on this one. let's hope we do. some of the model guidance is a bit conflicted but we know there is some instability out there. it's still really warm and humid, and these storms have had a tremendous history of producing a lot of wind gusts. all we're seeing at this point is this line out to the west so this is going to be a little while before it gets its act together but we think it will be able to grab its energy and get stronger. is everyone going to see this? no. is rain going to be a big problem? no. it's the gusty winds and the possibility of some of the thunderstorms may develop and rotate. over to the weather map so you can see not only the tornado watch what you have in effect here, which you can see in the red. notice how it begins to get weaker as it comes across the mountains and now you're
starting to see it splitting. what we don't know is it going to kind of refire as it gets on this side. chances are it will do that and that's why we'll have the tornado watch until 3:00 in the morning. this is nearly a historic storm. a lot of buzz about it, because look at these lines of equal pressure. it is huge, incredibly strong, possibly in the top 5 terms of strong storms and lowest pressure. look at the snow behind it. the central pressure equivalent to a category 3 hurricane but the winds warrant because this would be a much worse deal on water. the land causes friction. so far so good but we think the worst of this comes through between 2:00 and 6:00 in the morning but there will be more rounds tomorrow and these gusty winds are also going to be around. we have a wind advisory overnight for some of our western counties because winds could gust to 50. don't be surprised if that gets expanded. your forecast tonight, strong thunderstorms are possible. the gusty winds will certainly
be mild, only about 65 for the low. it's another warm day tomorrow with more rounds of showers and storms and maybe strong storms with the big threat being gusty potentially damaging winds. do be aware around trees. keep them away. we hear about bad accidents as the winds break off because they may be getting a little bit weaker and there's leaves blowing around. showers and thunderstorms for us off and on in the day tomorrow. maybe at 8:00 in the morning, 67 degrees. a threat at noon with dry hours in between, and at 4:00, 74 degrees, so we'll be watching that. we certainly know it's warm out there now, 73 degrees, and i promised you the trick or treat forecast, but we're out of time. we'll have that on the website for you. 73 on thursday, a sunnier and calmer day. then cooler go into the tricker treat forecast it will be nice and cool, and a feel of fall, looks like it will be dry. >> talking about basketball with dave feldman when we return.
in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wall street banks. bob ehrlich--24 years of putting the special interests first.
>> good evening , i'm dave feldman, the washington wizards open up their new season thursday night in orlando and we still don't know if gilbert arenas will play. a sore right ankle kept him from practicing. he missed time with a groin injury and an ankle injury. all eyes, either way, it will be on rookie john walsh who will be making his nba debut, and let's
hope we see more of that. after practice, we'll talk about playing with the possibility of no gilbert arenas. >> if gilbert doesn't play, you know, it would be great to have him out there but you got to move on keep playing. you got other talented players on the team that can score but he's going to be missing. >> it does put more pressure on your main guards, john and kirk, those guys will have to play more minutes than they'd like until we get him back, whenever that is. the nba season tipping off, lebron james making his debut, miami visiting boston. first three quarters, all celtics, rando on the break to shaq. shaq with 9 in his boston debut and they led by as many as 19. in the fourth quarter, the deficit just 5. lebron james high off the window of a game-high 31. that's a point more than miami scored in the entire first half. within n3, celtics, 35-year-old ray allen, in the best shape of
his life, finished with a team high 20. the celtics cool the heat,and his mom his fired up. >> hoss will make his 10th season as the coach this year. last year, the colonials made strives posting above 500 average the first in three years. the keys to gw's success in 2010 are -- >> upon last year's success of having a winning season, and for us to have learned from a lot of the close games that we lost, and i think for us, the most important thing, you know, we really have to win at home. we've really got to establish our home-court advantage and i thought last year we let way too many games slip away from us at home. >> d'angelo hall's interceptions was recognized. the 23 jersey he wore in the 17-14 nfl victory over the bears has been sent to the football hall of fame in canton, ohio.
>> portis clinton hopes to return after the bye week. he suffered a severe groin injury against the eagles on october 3. ryan to rain has stepped in nicely while portis was out, including back to back 100 yard gains. the one negative, he fumbled twice against the bears. >> well, if you could hear mike shanahan, he would have told you that he's not that concerned with the fumbling and still a big fan of torain. meanwhile, mosting a youth clinic as part of a live positively campaign. several players were there and armstrong's quarterback was victimized by a future d'angelo hall who returned an interception for a touchdown. congratulations to jim
woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> taking the edge off with a viral video about viral videos. this montage called people are